An identification card incorporating an integrated circuit (IC) chip for processing electric signals incorporates a separate supporting element for the IC chip. The supporting element is mounted in a window of one corner of the identification card to avoid the principal axis of stress. The chip supporting element and the window are of the same general shape. However, the window is larger than the supporting element to provide a clearance area surrounding the supporting element. Resilient cover sheets are adhesively mounted to the identification card to fix the position of the supporting element within the window and maintain the clearance area surrounding the supporting element. The top cover sheet has a recess which is aligned with a portion of the supporting element to allow access to contacts mounted on that portion of the supporting element to provide electrical connections with the IC chip.